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>>> hello, i'm bruce johnson. thank you for joining us this afternoon. dirty politics and other tries with just nine days to go before the election for the voters being mislead in some places. armando trull is live at the voting center where some things could be happening. >> reporter: well bruce, voters here in prince county have been issued this voting guide by the democratic party. that shows all the candidates that have been endorsed and it is perfectly legal. however, some voters have also been getting this voting guide. it looked very similar. to the voting guide that the democratic party officially issued. this is called the official democratic ballot. it is anything but the fake. and that's got one candidate calling it foul play. >> crime should not be committed in prince county. >> reporter: angela brooks is also running for the state attorney. she said county voters are being mislead by fake voting guides. >> my name appears on this as the person endorsed. >> so is the other one. >> and this is now the fraudulent ballot that has his face on it, but he does not enforce
of states that have out right banned all hand held cell phone use while driving has jumped to eight. the number of states that's banned texting while driving has jumped to 30. we are seeing improvements nation wide but the bottom line is the message doesn't seem to be reaching teenage drives and that's really the target audience here. a new survey shows that a majority of teenagers believe that drunk driving is more dangerous than texting behind the wheel but the reality is it's just as dangerous while driving drunk if not more. transportation secretary called it as significant as drunk driving. he says it's an epidemic in the country and the only solution is better education. >> persuading people it's not safe to use a cell phone to text and drive and really just having people take personal responsibility. those are the challenges that we face. >> reporter: this morning at this summit we're going to be hearing from the families who have lost loved ones due to distracted driving. we'll also hear from the teenagers who have caused these crashes. we'll be hearing from the law enforcem
. these drivers are only able to squeeze by using that left shoulder. as a result of that, they are in a solid jam up at river road. let's show you 50 west where we have more problems. this is new. an accident at mlk jr. highway. you have a one hour drive moving it outside northbound on 95 from dale city to the mixing bowl. clearing bumper-to-bumper. that is the only good news there with no accidents. watch for flooding on the inner and outer loop at the 123 exit. you have a good amount of congestion at 95 to 66. as you continue over trying to get to the american legion bridge. we have crash activity. it comes from the dulles toll road to 67. we know that all of the access lanes are blocked. it is taking away one lane on the left side. drivers here are pretty much stacked at hunter mill. back to you. >>> thank you. you heard it from howard and devin. we are under a flood watch until 9:00 p.m. flooding during a downpour is a concern in alexandria. we have jessica from old town along king street. >> reporter: good morning. we are at the very end of king street where it terminates at the potomac. i w
with what's happening in your own neighborhood. in fact, if you have a news story or tip for us, we want to hear from you, so contact us and be part of the wusa9.com team. >>> now a commuter alert for drivers who use that south capital street bridge. starting in less than two hours, d dot is closing the bridge for the entire weekend. that means all the traffic lanes will close down at 9:00 and not reopen until 5:00 a.m. on monday. now there will be more nighttime closings all the way through the end of this month. sidewalks, however, will stay open during the work. it's all part of repair and rehab on that bridge. >>> but that is not the only bridge closed, what are you talking about here? >> that's right, derek. the chain bridge less than an hour will be shut down for vehicle, bike, and foot traffic. it will stay that way throughout the weekend. so you have outdoor plans, you will be out of luck. it will reopen 8:00 monday morning. now talking about late traffic this evening, it is still happening on the west side of town to the temple below speed all the way and the pace picks up towa
the child to us yet and neighbors describe an awful scene. right before noon today, a mother outside screaming for help. the first police officers arriving here quickly hustling the child and his father into a police car, racing him away to the hospital near here, but it was too late. >> it was the cords on a set of window shades that apparently strangled the child. inside the ground floor apartment at 901 north hampton, an incident shocked neighbors. >> it's like a chain cord. the baby got tangled inside it. we weren't there. we saw the helicopter, the police took the baby. and the detectives are here. it's crazy. >> police did not wait for an ambulance. an officer immediately got his boy in a washington hospital just 2 1/2 miles away. >> they have three children. three boys and they are all small. they go to elementary school. the one died is a year and a half. >> police investigating the incident believe it was an accident. most apartments in this complex are outfitted with shades that open and close with a wand that's impossible for children to tangle in. but some residents
, but it is one that can serve as a lesson to all of us. a little boy, just 1 1/2 years old somehow got tangled inside some drapery cords. he was strangled and he died inside his family's apartment. most apartments in this complex are outfitted with shades that open and close with a wand that is impossible for children to get themselves tangled into. but some residents installed their own corded blinds and parents we talked to said it's a hazard they never considered. >> strangling in the blinds, i never even considered anything like that, you know, i put the deals in the sockets and make sure they don't play with fire, but i never thought the blinds would strangle a child. >> it has happened many times and the cpsc is urging parents to go cordless if they can. they are also pressuring the industry to eliminate the hazard to children by either making blinds cordless or finding ways to cover the cords and make them inaccessible. >>> the only woman on virginia's death row is still waiting for word from the governor. governor mcdonnel is expected to decide on clemency. supporters say her iq of j
-together homes in the 8300 block of tillotts loop. kristin fisher is joining us with more. >> the fire is out but the families are feeling the affects of this massive fire. three homes were destroyed t. eight more damaged. and the families that were living inside are being housed by the red cross. started around 3:00 yesterday afternoon. that's this when the fire broke out. neighbors heard a loud bang and saw two houses engulfed in flames an then the flames spread to eight houses total. neighbors said it looked like dominoes falling. the flames were so powerful it carried embers 350-yards away. the plumes of smoke so thick and heavy that many driving to manassas after work thought that a plane had crashed nearby. >> i saw five plumes separate. and i thought, man i hope -- i know the airport is there and everything. we have great security here. >> reporter: incredibly no one was inside the homes when the fire broke out. a few people did go to the hospital for smoke inhalation. but for the most part everyone is fine. sadly several pets, cats and dogs were trapped inside one of the homes. all of
at where you live. a lot of green on the maps. that tells us that drivers are moving at speed. 95 northbound you are all clear. route 1 to the mixing bowl, all clear. 95 and bw parkway smooth sailing from 198 to powder mill. 270 southbound. we are stacking up a bit. starting to approach that 109 area making your way to germantown road. and finally wrap it up with dc 295, no problems from the beltway to the 11th street bridge. this is a live shot at eastern avenue. back to you. >>> right now we are following breaking news along the border of southeast washington in prince georges county. police are searching for carjacking suspects who fired their guns at police. there was a carjacking this morning in suitland, maryland. police chased the suspects in to the district and that's where they shot at the officers. no one was hurt. two are in custody right now but the manhunt is not over. we are keeping an eye on this for you and of course we will bring you any updates as we get them. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. the chesapeake gets right side
. consumer borrowing fell in july. house holds bullet cut back on credit card use for the 23rd month in a row. that is a drag on the economy have which is powered by consumer spending. >>> when we think of customizing a car we may think of rims and spoilers but eyelashes, meet car lashes they atrap above the head lights and they are selling out. the first 2,000 are gone and another 10,000 orders on file. the cost 25 there's a pair. you can also buy eye liner for your car for $20. >> why do i want that? >> i don't know. some people like it for the vw bug. it's cute. >> okay. >> okay. >> personality. >> what do you have in the next half hour? >> we have today's money saver. today we will save you cash at the seafood section of the grocery store. >> you can save cash by not buying eyelashes for your car. something for everyone, right. thank you, jess. >>> virginia governor has released details of his plans to privatize the liquor industry. the he says the state can raise a half billion dollars by selling the abc stores and take in $230 million a year by auctioning 1,000 liquor licenses. the bulk
from hurricane igor. this is 9 news now. >>> i'm bruce johnson and thanks for joining us this saturday night. we begin with a local crime spree that apparently came to an end. homes belonging to indian american families have been burglarized, 37 homes in all. the thieves are looking for gold. the mastermind is a woman from new york. >> reporter: that was her then, and this is her now. >> wow, finally, i believe like there's a justice system. >> reporter: 34-year-old melinda soto pleaded guilty to 37 burglaries, and stealing more than half a million dollars, mainly in family gold from indian americans in northern virginia. two other men, including her husband, have been charged. but that was hardly the case when i visited laha a year ago. $100,000 worth of diamonds, gold and other valuables snatched away. her community scared, paranoid and skeptical of everyone who came into their neighborhood. >> now, at least they can go to their house, sleep in their house. the house is a place where you live, and it was a hunting place. >> reporter: according to court documents, she found them by go
. >> the court-martial system will be used in a manner that disregards the defendant's rights. >> reporter: the defense wants the army to close future proceedings to reduce the media frenzy surrounding the case. 13 people were killed. more than 30 others wounded in the ft. hood shooting. hassan once worked at walter reed army medical hospital and lived in the dc area. >>> now the primaries are history, the white house is looking forward to the general elections in november. president obama encouraged hispanics last night to remember democrats have been in their corner all along. >> don't forget who cut taxes for working families. don't forget who your friends are. don't forget. >> reporter: president obama was addressing the congressional hispanic caw us is institute 33rd annual gala last night. >>> and president obama and fellow democratic congressman gerry connolly of virginia have a different of opinion. the president wants to extend the bush-era tax cuts, but only for families bringing in less than $250,000 a year. republicans want to keep the tax cuts for everyone, including the count
will take it. it is in the 50s well north and west. most of us in the 60s to 70s south. the day at a glance 67 at 9:00. watch out for some pockets of heavy rain at times this morning. it is 5:00 a.m. how are the roads? >> as you said the rain is a good thing but not fun to drive in, especially when you run in to an accident. we have one right now we are looking at. bw parkway at landover road. the crash is a report. no major delays associated with this one yet, but beaware of that if you are heading out that way. take it extra slow wherever you go. as we head out to our live camera and see how the wet roads are affecting the commute on 270, it is wet and people are taking it slower but all lanes are open father hurley to the split. virginia commuters, good morning to you as you head 66 from route 50 the the beltway. a-okay. no incidents or accidents to report. and same on 95 and 395. all lanes are open, as well. be extra careful out there and heading to work this morning. back to you. >> thank you. >>> well, this morning big changes await commuters who travel to the pentagon metro station.
's never been hotter in l.a. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, thanks for joining us i'm betty nguyen. president obama could soon be looking for a new right-hand man. the white house chief of staff, rahm emanuel, could decide by the end of the week to leave the administration. emmanuel is expected to step down to run for mayor of chicago. but he doesn't have long to make a decision. emanuel has only until november 22nd to file for the primary. tara mergener is in washington with the latest. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning, betty. well, the white house cautions that no final decision has been made yet. but, a source close to emanuel tells cbs news that an announcement could come as early as friday. emanuel has reportedly told colleagues he is all but certain to leave to run for the mayor of chicago. earlier this year he told charlie rose that office held a special place in his heart. >> always been an aspiration of mine, even when i was in the house of representatives. >> mayor of chicago? >> yes. >> the one thing, if you ask me what i miss, i miss the cont
. lindsey mastis joining us live. what do we know about how the is doing on the. >> police say the woman is at the washington hospital trauma center with life-threatening injuries. it has been two day and she's still fighting for her life. where she was hit is just down the street by the tree. police say she was walking along the road. they are not sure whether she was crossing it when a vehicle came bay and she ended up near the backside of this pickup truck. that is 20 feet away. witnesses say she flew through the air. >> we were coming in to the yard and we heard a big boom. >> it didn't take neighbors long to find the 24-year-old woman allock side the road. >> her leg is on the axle and she is laying face down. her flip flops in he middle of the road and her phone broke. >> reporter: police don't know if she was trying to cross the street or walk alongside it. all they know is the car that hit her never stopped. >> the driver should know they hit something. >> reporter: the corporal with montgomery county police say they have a description of the car. >> small, dark sedan, possibly a
to be dead right now. he's really not. >> reporter: and this evening police tell us they are still investigating whether drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash. lesli. >> you told us that the driver was going at a high rate of speed. what about the firefighters? >> well firefighters say they are very proud of this team. a 22-year-old man, his name is ed goodwin and he's the driver and has only been on the fire department for three years and the firefighter medic, the passenger in that vehicle, 27- year-old kelly kifity. they are very proud of them, offering them counseling to go through the process and eventually make their way back to work once they recover from what they went through early this morning. in fact firefighters say this is a good example of some of the dangers that crews run into even when they are heading out on a routine call. we'll have more on that coming up new at 6:00. >> delia, thank you for that. >>> we have a very important crime alert for anyone who rides metro. derek mcginty is here with a warning from metro transit police. derek? >> reporter: metro
it is planning new cars for the u.s. and will have to triple sales here. >>> a new restaurant is coming to dc and if you don't like hot dogs this probably won't be the place for you. it is a 20-feet hot dog house and it will feature regional concept like the cincinnatety chili dog. it opens next week near captiol hill. >> sounds like the perfect place for us. >> we are pro hot dog here at 9 news now. >>> coming up we will lack at major stories making news and include ways to save some money. >> looking forward to it. thank you, jess. >>> the jetblue flight attendant who made national headlines last monday will not get his job back. you remember the angry employee that told off passengers, grabbed a beer and went down an emergency chute. the airline said that slater was not fired. that he reseened. slater is charged with criminal mischief and is going to court tomorrow. still to come, president obama focuses on the economy. he's hitting the road with a message and in four minutes our hero central report. meet a group from prince william county helping people down on their luck get a second cha
it looks like some rain is close to us but not here in the metro. on live doppler 9000 hd, this is where we are seeing the light rains across the northern neck, reedville, tappahannock, newland, st. mary's city seeing light sprinkles. the charity golf tournament at swan point will be okay. this will not be a problem for you but for the area beaches we are looking at tropical storm warnings and winds potentially 45 at ocean city, 35 to 40 at rijo both as this is far enough off shore to give a glancing blow from the hurricane. let's talk about the temperatures. temperatures have stayed up. in the 70s almost everywhere. culpeper at 70. we are 78. air quality is code yellow. mostly cloudy and 88 at noon. 87 for the drive home. around 90, which is cooler than the last few days and a slight chance of a shower with a front this evening. the weekend forecast is coming up in ten minutes. right now it is traffic time. >>> good morning, everybody. right now already dealing with the first accident of the morning and it comes from virginia. southbound 95. watch for it at backlick road. we are losing two
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like i keep myself safe and the university helps us out by giving us alerts and things like that. >> it is frightening to know that if i come and visit, you know, those things may be going on and that's kind of frightening as a young female. >> the police department does its best and i know umd police can does its best but it will still happen people need to be vigilant an be aware of their surroundings. even if you are intoxicated you are you have to be aware that something like that can happen to you. >> the latest robbery is after a similar incident on august 27th when three students were robbed as they got in to a car. one was assaulted at an off campus bus stop. >>> after the first month trapped underground we have a better idea when the miners in chile will be recaused. >>> and seven people are recovering after spending a day floating in the atlantic ocean before their rescuers arrived. >>> an a key piece of the puzzle to solving what happened in the gulf of mexico oil rig explosion has been brought to the surface. stay with there's something you never hear vince gray talk
, brittany. thank you. >>> tonight the u.s. supreme court is the only chance a virginia woman has to avoid execution. virginia governor bob mcdonnell denied clemency. she is the only woman on virginia's death row. she is the first woman to be executed in nearly a century. they convicted her to carry out the 2002 murders of her husband and stepson. her execution is scheduled for next thursday. >>> we just made some calls and the capitol hill police have not yet released the name of the man killed right near the u.s. botanical gardens today. but officers say the man pointed a gun at them and when they ordered him to drop it he didn't do it so they shot him dead. no word on what sparked the whole thing. >>> and a heart-breaking accident in silver spring has left a toddler strangled to death. the 18-month-old's father found the little boy all entangled in the drapery cord inside their apartment this afternoon. a police officer rushed the father and the child in thinks police cruiser to a nearby hospital, but it was just too late. neighbors at the apartment complex are in shock. some say they h
and joins us live with the details. >> reporter: what a tough story. paul warren partis was apparently distraught over his mother's postoperative care. the wounded doctor, an associate professor and orthopedic surgeon, david b. cohen underwent surgery and is expected to survive. moments after a doctor briefed partis about his mother's condition, he opened fire. >> removed a small semi- automatic handgun from his waist area, waistband area, and fired a single gunshot that struck the doctor in the lower chest, upper abdomen. >> reporter: as s.w.a.t. teams surrounded the building, the hospital went into lockdown. >> i'm about to leave and i was leaving they said get back. >> my boss came running in to tell me exactly basically to stay put where i'm at, because there is a guy running around with a gun and we don't know what he's going to do. >> reporter: some hospital staffers say partis was angry that his mother's spinal surgery allegedly left her paralyzed. >> a lot of people were scared because they didn't know where the guy would go shooting next. >> reporter: dominique jones' sister w
know here. >> reporter: he was among the nine u.s. troops killed in tuesday's helicopter crash in southern afghanistan. >> when i first heard about it, my stomach got sick. i couldn't believe it. he had called our trainer wendy north and he was coming home shortly and he was going to come to our football game on october 2nd. >> reporter: and the reason he wanted to come back on october 2nd is because he wanted to meet with the young men you see behind me. he wanted to talk to them about the importance of leadership, the importance of honor and courage. he will not be able to do that, but now his life will stand as a testament to what a hero is all about. reporting live, i'm armando trull, back to you. >>> are you feeling lucky? well maryland's first slots casino is on track to open by the end of the month. a company called pen national gaming said it is working to open a 1500 machine casino in perryville on september 30th. now perryville is 70 miles from the d.c. beltway. and by the way, a trial run casino night for charity is scheduled for this weekend. >>> a man accused of b
, ripping bricks from buildings, and knocking out power to tens of thousands. >> my used-to-be car is now a convertible. i've seen bad winds. this, they said there was a tornado warning. i think it hit. >> i've been here like over 20 years and i have never seen anything like this. >> a woman died outside manhattan after a tree fell on the car she was sitting in. numerous other injuries were reported. >> we'll get power back. the trees will regrow, but to lose a life -- >> the storm hit at rush hour. rail service between manhattan and long island was suspended. leaving countless commuters in the lurch. >> you just swallow and deal with it, i guess. that's all he can do. you just have to deal with it. >> can't get subway. car services aren't available until after 10:00. so, kind of stranded for a while. >> while it's common for new york city to get a couple tornado warnings a year, only eight have actually hit the city since 1950. there were, also, powerful and damaging storms in central ohio. the strong winds and heavy rain hit thursday night there. are unconfirmed reports of several torna
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